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With so many good options to drive, my 2012 Chevy Volt had been a little neglected lately. Years ago when I bought the car there were some discussions on the internet about tuning the car, and one picture of another one going 121MPH. I decided it was time to change that, with a few quick changes in HP Tuners we should be able to make the car quicker and faster. Now the top speed is only drag limited so if we had enough room or a tailwind it might break into the 123-125MPH range. Either way this should be the worlds fastest 1st generation Volt, at least for a little while.
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Soaring Eagle
Soaring Eagle Օր առաջ
Filmed in Mexico 😂😂😂😂
Paul Cyr
Paul Cyr 2 օր առաջ
Mine topped the limiter for a second to 103 while floored going down a steep hill on the interstate. Just wanted to see if it would.
Areynoso39 10 օր առաջ
That was Hilarious 😆👍
Charlie Doe
Charlie Doe 21 օր առաջ
Which app are you using? Cool vid!
CRoadwarrior 29 օր առաջ
Hey...I have a Chevy Volt and would like it to go beyond 100. Did you download the HP tuner? How do you plug it into the Volt?
Blad The woods
Blad The woods Ամիս առաջ
2014 Volt hollowed cat 0-100 28 seconds. Many hit the hybrid wall tuned. Good stuff, why not!
Nathan Ամիս առաջ
Cops watching this like 👁👄👁
levmans 2 ամիս առաջ
Hey guys nice job out there. But did you see these dudes? They also tuned performance so now 0-100km/h is in 6.6 seconds.
John Tarbell
John Tarbell 2 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo someone by the name of @blk_volt on instagram has broken this record (unofficially) years ago :(
Zach S
Zach S 2 ամիս առաջ
Jason 2 ամիս առաջ
Over 90,000 miles on my 2013 volt. Only problem we have ever had is the small 12 volt battery went bad. This prevented initial computer start up so Volt was unable to power up. Best most reliable car I have ever owned.
Ivan Tuma
Ivan Tuma 3 ամիս առաջ
Any idea what would happen if the ICE tried to engage at that speed? Is the final drive tall enough to allow the 1.4L to run at that speed (if it was coupled with the final drive like it does over 70mph)?
Suren Xavier
Suren Xavier 3 ամիս առաջ
Changing oil on an ev?
1ST General
1ST General 3 ամիս առաջ
When you're hopped up on pepe's special blend even a volt seems fast
Big D
Big D 3 ամիս առաջ
My brother has a Chevy Volt. On Mountain mode he's able to charge his batteries but not to 100%. Can you change the parameters so you can charge to 100% while you're driving then watch your engine shut off and the motor take you another 40 50 60 miles whatever before the engine kicks back.
Philip Bruchman
Philip Bruchman 3 ամիս առաջ
Needs the Doc Brown 1955 modification. "1.21 gigawatts!!!"
Mohammed Arshad Mahmood
Mohammed Arshad Mahmood 3 ամիս առաջ
So you will have HIGH Voltage in your Chevy Volt. :)
Wayne Ford
Wayne Ford 3 ամիս առաջ
Lose the advertisement or lose viewers. Ask Randy how :) I did buy the Ridge Wallet though.
Jeramey Findley
Jeramey Findley 3 ամիս առաջ
Gut it and make it faster
Bill Hooper
Bill Hooper 3 ամիս առաջ
Might have pulled off 123.00 if you emptied out the hatch
GoBuildBreak 3 ամիս առաջ
This was great!
bitrexgm 3 ամիս առաջ
The 2nd gen can do a mid 7 second 0-60 stock, but both generations feel much quicker than they are. Shame a lot of people seemed to think this was a GM-made Prius, 294 ft/lb of torque is not at all like a Prius!
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 3 ամիս առաջ
LOL I laughed so hard at the Nooooo Moniccccccaaaaaaa hahahahah you guys are the best!
Rob J
Rob J 3 ամիս առաջ
Havta watch out for those Mexican cops...yeah, right.
Talon XX
Talon XX 3 ամիս առաջ
I wouldn't trust an app that uses GPS. Decent for a general time, but not exact.
Genii69 3 ամիս առաջ
I don't know how your Volt was so slow to begin with. According to specs it's 8.6 seconds to 60. This quote is from Motor Trend for the 2011 Volt, "The 60-mph dash happens in 8.8 seconds on full electric power, 8.7 with the engine on." I would think if you improved on the stock setup, you should at least be down in the 7 second range...
Djentyman 3 ամիս առաջ
That reference.... 😂😂😂😂
Benjamin Doyle
Benjamin Doyle 3 ամիս առաջ
Wonder how much more you could get out of my dad's 2016 Volt. That thing pulls like a freight train until about 65, at which point the torque is gone. Motor Trend says the stock one will do 0-60 in 7.1
Brandon Morris
Brandon Morris 3 ամիս առաջ
At 3:08 JR has what a couple hundred thousand dollars in vehicles? Maybe a few hundred thousand? And a lawnmower worth fiddy cents!! Love it!!
Ralph Adams
Ralph Adams 3 ամիս առաջ
Did you ever see da border patrol?????
Ralph Adams
Ralph Adams 3 ամիս առաջ
Mexico,ks. Or mexico,mo.?
johnny5634 3 ամիս առաջ
Can you share the tune software and hardware?
Acme 3 ամիս առաջ
Just out of warranty, its time to BREAK THE CHEVY VOLT!
Matt's Garage
Matt's Garage 3 ամիս առաջ
Still slow lol!🤣 Cool to see Gabe on the channel again.
Brian Collins
Brian Collins 3 ամիս առաջ
Can't void a warranty if you don't have one!
Paul Bahre AKA Crash
Paul Bahre AKA Crash 3 ամիս առաջ
Kansas Street Outlaws, in the sleeper of the Century, a Chevy Volt!!!
Andrew 3 ամիս առաջ
Not even close to the current known Volt top speed world record of 148 MPH. You might wanna edit your video because you're not even close really. read the comments on the Instagram video. You get there by stacking output of the ICE engine and the electric motors. Its a bit more involved than simply increasing the ECU speed limiter and tweaking some torque but still can be done in HP tuners apparently.
Andrew 3 ամիս առաջ
GDI intake cleaner? But why on earth would you do that? Your Volt's ICE engine is port injected, not direct injection. You know that, right? Looks like you got upsold by the dealer... makes me question your judgement. My 2018 Volts 1.5 liter has Direct Injection but the 1.4 in the 2011-2015 does not. My 2018 is also limited to 101 MPH, but truth be told it really doesnt need to go any faster than that. The handling and brakes on a stock volt just aren't where they need to be for doing 120+. For reference, ive timed my 2018 Volt 0-60 with a Dragy @ 7.5 second 0-60 and its very repeatable. Quarter mile in 15.32 seconds. Ive been told the Gen 2 volts have a lot less torque management, they will very easily burn rubber. You can stack the output of the ICE and EV motors, ive seen some post referencing this. Theres a photo floating around out there of someone having their volt up to 148 mph. I think only one guy has done this though. The Cadillac ELR does a bit of this to get a higher factory rated HP number and higher speed limiter. 121 MPH is most certainly not the record.
bitrexgm 3 ամիս առաջ
The Volt will remind one pretty quickly in corners that it's a family sedan, though. :( A two-door that was 'bout 300 lbs lighter would have been nice, though I expect not exactly a hot seller.
Kovacs Nora
Kovacs Nora 3 ամիս առաջ
Check this out: He's not the fastest and definitely not the first. 143 mph in this vid Brian have a pic with 147mph max is 148mph
Eddy Fernandez
Eddy Fernandez 3 ամիս առաջ
Time for a upgrade on opening
Sky Racer
Sky Racer 3 ամիս առաջ
loctite222ms 3 ամիս առաջ
I'm guessing GM engineers might have went faster during development.
Boog Doc
Boog Doc 3 ամիս առաջ
That was not enough coffee for a single cup.
Boog Doc
Boog Doc 3 ամիս առաջ
I'm gonna take a picture of a Saturn VUE and say it was tuned and see what he does.
Fuse 4 ամիս առաջ
Danger to manifold! Did you just watch the 1st Fast and Furious movie?
LiquidSm0ke 4 ամիս առաջ
Had to dislike for the coffee add. Sorry
G Batt
G Batt 4 ամիս առաջ
wonder if you would have hit a higher top end if you were driving solo.... that around 170 lbs less weight for the Volt to pull
Dev 4 ամիս առաջ
it's funny how they put a speed limiter on this car but my tiny ass chevy spark lets you cruise at 127mph all day lol
Taelor Watson
Taelor Watson 4 ամիս առաջ
May I suggest nitrous? T. Hoover
LiveModding 4 ամիս առաջ
sorry man but that car is absolutely hideous.
Black Knight
Black Knight 4 ամիս առաջ
So you drove to Mexico from Kansas to do this?
Bryan T
Bryan T 4 ամիս առաջ
yay gabe is back!
Man Pretty
Man Pretty 4 ամիս առաջ
I like how Mexico improved their road line painting. *wink* Voltio muy rápido!!!!
Blk Supra
Blk Supra 4 ամիս առաջ
Brian Batista Volt is faster he hit 148mph
Doug's Cars
Doug's Cars 4 ամիս առաջ
Haha my i3 ends at 98mph. In Mexico. Of course.
Hunter Harris
Hunter Harris 4 ամիս առաջ
Really sounded like you said world record Shitty Volt 😬 lol
Camaro Mods Channel
Camaro Mods Channel 4 ամիս առաջ
You only had to make it to 88 mph,
Bill Hinkle
Bill Hinkle 4 ամիս առաջ
If I never see another Volt it will be too soon. I think the smug look on the drivers face is because they think they're saving the world. Or is it because they and GM pulled a fast one on all of us. The final subsidy per car turned out to be over $200,000. Just like recycling garbage, if it's not economically feasible, IT'S NOT FEASIBLE. The GM execs are laughing all the way to the bank, after stuffing all that government money in their pockets, and the jokes on us, the American taxpayer.
Ivan Tuma
Ivan Tuma 3 ամիս առաջ
Have you ever driven one - just curious. Most studies I've read put the average production cost for all Volts ever produced at $75-$80K. Maybe the first 2011 models off the line were $200K (I think you'll find similar high costs of production for the first gen Prius and Insight models). Do you think Toyota lost money on every Prius they sold over the last 23 years? Sometimes government has to prime the pump for superior technologies to evolve domestically (and save jobs). The problem with the Volt - GM never capitalized on the R&D they (and tax payers) put into the car. They never marketed the car right as an EV, and by 2016, they knew subsidies were going away and competitors were catching up with cheaper alternatives - they gave up on the PHEV market. It could have led to a line of reasonably priced derivatives with battery costs coming down (and becoming much less toxic to produce). A lighter 2-door coupe & convertible, small AWD SUV, small mini-van, even a small pickup (like the VW Caddy from the 70s) but it turned out to be a throw-away project, EXCEPT FOR what they were able to learn to build the Bolt and their new skateboard architecture. Don't worry Bill - thanks to GM's Chinese EV sales, the GM stock in your 401K will let you retire nicely driving a Silverado 2500 HD into the sunset :)
John Tarbell
John Tarbell 4 ամիս առաջ
Look into putting the ELR software on the volt. The rumor is that it's the same hardware but bigger axles ;)
Andrew 3 ամիս առաջ
You can and other people did it years ago. You dont even need to put ELR software on it, just some additional tweaks in HP tuners. 148 MPH possible:
Julius Roberts
Julius Roberts 4 ամիս առաջ
"filmed in mexico" but you live in Kansas, that's one fast volt.
Lcorcoran 4 ամիս առաջ
You guys should make a video of fixing that lawnmower by the door
Al Rex
Al Rex 4 ամիս առաջ
Driving a slow car fast is more fun then driving a fast car slow
Matt Mckee
Matt Mckee 4 ամիս առաջ
Making and drinking coffee requires three things, a good maker, good grinds and pure water.
takatsu5 4 ամիս առաջ
When I saw "fastest" I thought you'd be taking weight out (back seat, etc.), tuning the suspension to take higher speeds, maybe upgrading something. Still cool a stock Volt hits 123. I love my 2nd gen Volt.
Andrew 3 ամիս առաջ
A volt can actually do 148 MPH. And thats only a gen 1, a gen 2 with the same ECU tweaks would be capable of 150+.
Dave B
Dave B 4 ամիս առաջ
123 mph achieved thanks to those smooth Mexican roads.
Marco Morales
Marco Morales 4 ամիս առաջ
Daniel Kennelly
Daniel Kennelly 4 ամիս առաջ
I stumbled across your video. I said "hey, he's doing it too". That guy who had his daughter get a photo of a Volt at 121mph was ME. We actually hit 122 before I backed off. Please know that the crazy throttle mapping of the tune makes the car was more or less undriveable. The car was no quicker, it just went crazy with small throttle inputs. But the speed limiter was definitely turned off. I quickly went back to the stock tune. My favorite doubter comment was the speedo was set for kilometers, made me laugh. The whole project was fun, yes, it can be done!
Douglas Krueger
Douglas Krueger 4 ամիս առաջ
Totally like the fast and furious reference with the laptop.
AGMARO15 4 ամիս առաջ
3:02 AHHHHhhhh sponsors.
mixer621 4 ամիս առաջ
WatchJR toast. 4 slice toaster when you need toast fast. 😉
Neil Murphy
Neil Murphy 4 ամիս առաջ
Is the volt a hybrid or full electric
Neil Murphy
Neil Murphy 3 ամիս առաջ
@Chad W. ya hybrids are definitely the best
Chad W.
Chad W. 3 ամիս առաջ
It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. Especially if you only want to have one vehicle. All electric for your commute/daily driving. For weekend or road trips any local gas station can provide 300+ miles of additional range in less than 5 minutes at the pump!
Neil Murphy
Neil Murphy 3 ամիս առաջ
@Chad W. thank you
Chad W.
Chad W. 3 ամիս առաջ
Yes, it’s technically both. You can drive full electric and as fast as you want until the battery is depleted. After that it turns into more of a traditional hybrid.
Siggi Borg
Siggi Borg 4 ամիս առաջ
you did go down to Mexico for that 122 run, right ?
pioneer7777777 4 ամիս առաջ
Can this be done to a Gen 2?
Brian B
Brian B 4 ամիս առաջ
It can let me post a link before this tool tries to say he is the first also.
Anthony Barton
Anthony Barton 4 ամիս առաջ
You should go faster if you lessen the load to one Person in the morning on no food.
3Dave Knight
3Dave Knight 4 ամիս առաջ
Get an extra battery pack and run them in parallel. :) Mo' Amps Baby!
thayne559 4 ամիս առաջ
Brian Batista's Volt is way faster. He hit 148 mph....
thayne559 4 ամիս առաջ
In video ads are a scourge! FYI I skipped them! ha!
Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone 4 ամիս առաջ
Is it possible to get a few more kwhs from the reserve to increase the rage. The gen 1.5 has only 10 Kwhs of available energy.
William Burkhead
William Burkhead 4 ամիս առաջ
Congrats. That's great.
Jdz Drifthouse
Jdz Drifthouse 4 ամիս առաջ
Man I would love to do this to my 2012
Joel Nieves
Joel Nieves 4 ամիս առաջ
It’s a 10 sec car.... 🤪
Wonkster1970 4 ամիս առաջ
Somewhere in Mexico....
Wonkster1970 4 ամիս առաջ
Zig Zag
Zig Zag 4 ամիս առաջ
my 240D is slower. Oh and Donut wants their laptop back
DundaBluebone 4 ամիս առաջ
lol. speed limited to......the May 3rd tornado!!
Hoozthair 4 ամիս առաջ
Mexico looks so much like Kansas!
John Asbury
John Asbury 4 ամիս առաջ
I loved the fake filmed in Mexico tag lmfao
Ozman Ozgood
Ozman Ozgood 4 ամիս առաջ
its been a while sense i seen a 60's push mower👍
Roel Janssen
Roel Janssen 4 ամիս առաջ
Nice one! Welcome back Gabe!
Hotlog 4 ամիս առաջ
Next Episode: "Today on to jail." Unless you're doing your test and top speed runs in "Mexico". *WINK WINK*
EdWilsonPhoto 4 ամիս առաջ
But, in the end, it's still a Volt.
Hotlog 4 ամիս առաջ
4:16 Volt: "You strap yourself in and feel the G's!"
Djentyman 4 ամիս առաջ
Hearing “amazing” and “reliable” out of a Chevrolet is super rare
Susanne 4 ամիս առաջ
Please put a rug down in the garage...the only echo I like is from my old Eagles albums. Thank you in advance. xoxo.
Scott Butts
Scott Butts 4 ամիս առաջ
Man the new camera just does not want to focus on your face
Trent Franklin
Trent Franklin 4 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo You have someone you need to talk to... He claims 147 MPH.
Brian B
Brian B 4 ամիս առաջ
It's not a claim it's fact.
Hayden UK 18
Hayden UK 18 4 ամիս առաջ
Excellent work and thanks for the content stay safe and take care
FDMedic78 4 ամիս առաջ
It's now out of warranty. It has as speed limiter and only let's you go so fast. So, let's see if we can break it by modifying it so we can go over that limit.
Trent Franklin
Trent Franklin 4 ամիս առաջ
I bought my Volt used. It was originally sold in California. It's powertrain warranty is 150k miles...
Joseph Stevenson
Joseph Stevenson 4 ամիս առաջ
I wonder what this test would be like in “hold” mode. Can you reprogram to allow engine and battery power at the same time, maxing out both?
Andrew 3 ամիս առաջ
Yes, you can reprogram for that. Only a few people have every done it, but it is possible. They achieved 148 MPH by stacking output of ICE engine and electric motors. video proof:
Joseph Stevenson
Joseph Stevenson 3 ամիս առաջ
@mr anderson Oh right, how about Mountain?
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